"....many a tragic episode in family life is superinduced by the baleful influence of a tortured stomach. Mighty is the hand that holds the ballot-box, but mightier is the hand that wields to advantage the pepper-box, the salt-spoon, and the sugar-shaker." read the entirely of Maud C. Cooke's, Breakfast, Dinner and Supper; or, What To Eat and How To Prepare It (1897)
online and enter a world of home remedies, large scale recipes, sound advice, leftover wizardry, squirrel stews, scientific digestion, and horrible things done to vegetables.
So the label on your frozen food gives a cook time, but it says it's for a microwave of a wattage other than what it says on yours. How are you supposed to know how long to nuke it for? Well, you could consult one of these handy charts
Henry's Kitchen is a cooking show unlike any other: it is unpretentious (he's no arrogant, trained chef), dramatic in a unique way, and has some information that one doesn't find anywhere else.
Henry's Anytime Chili for One
is a classic.
There's also Killer Oven-Baked French Toast
, Spicy Shepherd's Pie
, and Delicious Nutty Chocolate Truffles
, a 2400-page, 6-volume lavishly
$625 list price set (available for pre-order) by authors Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young, and Maxime Bilet
, expounds a deeply scientific and avant-garde take on cooking techniques and been praised as the most important cookbook
of the last 10 years. Its burger recipe
. Its kitchen
Sharing means caring, right?
Well, Masao would like to share with you his techniques for cooking Torta di ceci
which is a type of Italian cake
. If beverages are your thing, perhaps you'd like a nice glass of Sambuca exotic fruit punch
, some peach juice
, or something he calls his "Super Energy Raisin Juice"
. More of a hot dog
person? Well then, our buddy Masao has got that covered for you!
In all fairness, these video clips might ruin your appetite so be aware of that in advance.
Carbonated watermelon. Gelatin spheres with liquid centers. Broths and sauces whipped into foams. When the world's best chefs want something that defies the laws of physics, they come to one man: Dave Arnold, the DIY guru of high-tech cooking
. Want to turn your kitchen into a science lab? Check out 25 extreme kitchen gadgets
. Related, previously on Mefi: molecular gastronomy
Vittles and verse - two great tastes that taste great together. Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you the poetry of cookery.
As an appetizer, Chris Tusa
serves up a tasty bowl of gumbo
; next comes the entree, Mark Strand
's comforting pot roast
Meanwhile, Shanna Compton
imagines herself as the food itself -- eager ingredients in the skilled hands of Jacques Pepin
If you'd prefer to dine out, Charles Simic
presents the menu of Cafe Paradiso
, while Don Winter, a former night manager at a Niles, Michigan Burger Chef
, proffers a more downmarket culinary experience
. Bon appetit!
(Poemhunter.com previously on MeFi here
Happy birthday, Julia!!
American cooking diva Julia Child turns 90 years of age today. She might be slowing, but she hasn't stopped ... and she certainly hasn't stopped eating butter and cream
Her contributions to American culinary arts, particularly in the area of home cooking, are nearly immeasurable. When you have a look at the way we were cooking
before "The French Chef" came along, you'll be doubly grateful for what she's taught us.
She's left her longtime home in Cambridge, Massachusetts for much smaller digs in Santa Barbara, California ... and subsequently donated her legendary kitchen and over 1,200 items from it to the Smithsonian Institution, who disassembled it and painstakingly rebuilt it inside the museum
. Julia's Kitchen at the Smithsonian opens to the public on Monday.
Physics inside a microwave oven.
I came across this informative link while looking up some physics information. I thought this short movie of a grape in a microwave
was amazing. My microwave has never done anything as cool as this.